Untitled [First Aid To The Injured]

Catalogue number
  • Art.IWM ART 17167
Department
Art and Popular Design
Production date
1998
Place made
Great Britain
Materials
  • Support: paper
  • medium: ink
Dimensions
  • Support: Height 765 mm, Width 561 mm
  • Mount: Height 830 mm, Width 634 mm
Alternative names
  • object category: drawing
Creator
Category
art

© The artist

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Object description

image: a black line drawing isolated in the centre of an oversized page. The drawing depicts a fireman with a shovel next to a campfire. The flames are rising high above the fireman's head to form a cloud of smoke, wood, furniture, fencing and household goods.

Label

This drawing is part of a series produced by the artist following the discovery of a book called 'First Aid To The Injured' and the artist's subsequent research at the Imperial War Museum. Through a process of re-drawing the artist manipulates and combines these instructive illustrations to explore traces of the surreal in modern mechanised conflict.

Physical description

from a set of 28 Untitled drawings exhibited at the museum in 1999: 'Heavier Than Air'

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